The recent media attention on depression and suicide brings back memories of losing my dear friend in November 2011. I heard of this great organization called TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS that was formed when the founder looked at a friend suffering depression and the cuts on her arms. Wouldn’t it be nice to replace those cuts with the words that Jesus says about us? This is what the organization believes:
You were created to love and be loved.
You were meant to live life in relationship with other people, to know and be known.
You need to know your story is important, and you’re part of a bigger story.
You need to know your life matters.
There is help available if you are suffering from mental illness. And most importantly, you matter.